Six men arrested after Waikiki beating

Waikiki beating victim calls attack a hate crime

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Waikiki man is battered and bruised after a violent robbery this weekend. Police arrested six men for the beating. Adrian Dady, 25, is out of the hospital, but his body needs time to heal.

"I have a broken nose and a broken cheekbone and a broken wrist,and I have a couple staples in my head," said Dady.

Dady said he left a friend's apartment in Waikiki around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday and was walking near Kuhio Avenue and Kalaimoku Street. According to him, that is when a truck with several men passed by.

"Calling me a haole *****, ****** and all this other stuff and cut me off as I was walking across the street,and then they jumped out of the truck," said Dady.

Dady said the men attacked him even though he begged them to stop and took the money that fell out of his pocket. After the men sped off, a police officer came by. Authorities arrested six men in their early 20's about 30 minutes later on Wilder Avenue. Dady moved to Hawaii from Oregon and works as a house painter. He called the assault a hate crime.

"They're the ones that approached me. I was minding my own business walking down the street," Dady said. "Kept calling me haole and all kinds of derogatory words with the haole."

"I'm just pretty horrified and devastated to think that that's something that could happen for absolutely no reason," said Rianne Woodbury, the victim's sister who lives in Oregon.

Dady is now on pain medication. He is worried about paying his rent since he won't be able to work for awhile, but said he won't let the assault ruin his image of Hawaii.

The six men arrested for robbery were released early Sunday morning pending further investigation.

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